Making sense of good job growth and stagnant wages

Sep 4, 2015
The Fed faces continuing employment recovery as it contemplates interest rates.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, employment, economic recovery
Wages aren't going up because of potential workers who have given up looking for a job.

Blame low wages on slack

Aug 26, 2015
The CBO is refining its thoughts on why American wages seem to be stuck.
Posted In: congressional budget office, wages, employment
The U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.

Inflation barely moving, despite the Fed's efforts

Aug 19, 2015
The Federal Reserve wants inflation at about 2% steady inflation.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Fed minutes, employment, inflation
A group of airport workers rally for an increase in raises in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Employee compensation growth stalls out

Jul 31, 2015
Labor costs and wages make anemic gains in second quarter reports.
Posted In: wages, employment, employment cost index

Older workers head for retirement — and don't retire

Jul 30, 2015
The labor participation rate for people 55 and up is near its highest in decades.
Posted In: employment, working, baby boomers
People walk through Syntagma Square. Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal caught up with research associate Tonia Korka in Syntagma Squre to talk about how she's been coping in the job market.

Three jobs, a family and uncertainty

Jul 14, 2015
Tonia Korka has to juggle multiple jobs to support her family.
Posted In: Greece, greekcrisis, employment, family, lawyers

Career colleges face new 'gainful employment' rule

Jul 1, 2015
For-profit institutions must prove graduates earn enough to afford loan payments.
Posted In: employment, students, Education, for-profit colleges

Puerto Rico's exodus: vicious cycles and silver linings

Jul 1, 2015
The island is facing its largest outmigration since the '60s.
Posted In: Puerto Rico, debt, employment

Opportunity in America: Then and now

Jun 26, 2015
Is the United States still an economic promised land?
Posted In: opportunity, past, future, america, employment

How to approach a growing job market

Jun 26, 2015
What if you want to improve your current gig?
Posted In: Jobs, employment, Economy